DIY Solar Screen Kits


DIY Solar Screen Kits

Save even more money by purchasing a Do-It-Yourself Solar Screen Kit! Available in your choice of Suntex 80 and Suntex 90. This easy to assemble kit contains everything you need to build your own solar screen. Many sizes available.
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  • Transform Your Space with DIY Solar Screen Kits – Choose Efficiency

    Save Money and Energy with Our Easy-to-Assemble Solar Screen Kits

    Our solar screen kits are the epitome of simplicity and efficiency. These kits are designed for easy assembly, allowing you to install your own solar screen without the need for professional help. What sets our kits apart?

    • Cost-Effective: Save on installation costs by assembling your solar screens.
    • Customizable: Choose frame and screen colors that match your aesthetic.
    • Energy-Efficient: Block out heat and UV rays, promoting a cooler environment.

    What's Inside The Solar Screen Kits?

    A DIY solar screen kit comes with all the tools and items necessary for assembling your own screens. These include:

    • Frame Components: 4 pieces, each 5/16 inches thick and 1 inch tall, in your chosen color.
    • Solar Screen Fabric: Choose the color that complements your home's theme.
    • Installation Tools: Spline tool, plastic corners, metal leaf springs, plastic pull tabs, and vinyl spline sized appropriately.
    • How To Guide: Detailed instructions for easy assembly
    • Optional Accessories: Crossbar with 2 clips for added stability.

    Types of Solar Screen Fabric Offered

    1. Suntex 80% Solar Screen

    Perfect Mix of Privacy and Light:

    Discover the ideal balance with Suntex 80 solar screen fabric. They give you just the right amount of privacy while allowing pleasant levels of natural light. Use these solar screens on windows in your living room, dining room, kitchen, or enclosed porch areas to keep the spaces cool and comfortable for you and your guests.

    UV Shield

    Suntex 80 solar screens block out 80% of the sun's heat and glare, offering a cool atmosphere while protecting you, your furniture, and your flooring from harmful UV rays.

    2. Suntex 90% Solar Screen

    Enhanced Cooling

    Opt for Suntex 90 solar screens where you need extra shade from the harsh sun rays. These screen fabrics block 90% of the sun's heat, ensuring a darker, cooler, and UV-protected indoor environment. You can use them as window screens in bedrooms or media rooms.

    Measuring Your Window for Solar Screens:


    • Measure the width of the window at the top, middle, and bottom.
    • Record the narrowest width measurement to ensure a proper fit.


    • Measure the height of the window on the left, center, and right sides.
    • Record the shortest height measurement.

    Depth (if applicable):

    Measure the depth of the window frame from the outer surface to the inner surface. This is essential if you plan to install the solar screen within the frame.

    Tips for Accurate Measurements:

    • Use a metal tape measure for precise measurements.
    • Measure in inches for accuracy.
    • Double-check all measurements to avoid errors.
    • When measuring width, start from the outer edge of the window frame on the left and measure to the outer edge on the right.

    Important Note:

    For solar screens, it's crucial to measure the exact window opening where the solar screen will be placed. If you're measuring for an exterior mount (outside the window frame), add a few inches to each dimension for proper coverage.

    Additional Considerations:

    If you have multiple windows of the same size, measure each one separately, as windows can vary slightly.

    When ordering solar screens, provide the exact measurements to ensure the screens fit accurately.

    What Measurements are Necessary for Solar Screen Kits?

    The measurements needed for DIY solar screen kits include the dimensions of the space where you're going to install them. You must have the appropriate height and width measurements so that the screen frame fits perfectly.

    How to Use a Solar Screen Kit?

    1. Gather Your Tools:
      • Ensure you have all the tools provided in the kit, including the frame pieces, screen material, spline tool, plastic corners, metal leaf springs, plastic pull tabs, vinyl spline, and any optional accessories.
    2. Prepare the Frame:
      • Lay out the frame pieces according to the provided instructions.
    3. Install Corners and Leaf Springs:
      • Attach the plastic corners to the frame at each corner.
      • Insert the metal leaf springs along the edges of the frame to provide tension to the solar screen fabric.
    4. Attach the Screen Material:
      • Lay the screen material over the frame, ensuring it covers the entire area.
      • Use the spline tool to press the screen material into the frame grooves. This may involve rolling the spline into place to secure the screen.
    5. Optional Accessories:
      • If your kit includes an optional crossbar and clips, follow the instructions to install them for added stability.
    6. Secure the Screen Material:
      • Make sure the screen material is tightly secured within the frame, and the leaf springs provide even tension.
    7. Trim Excess Material:
      • Trim any excess screen material using scissors or a utility knife.
    8. Follow The Instructions Manual
      • Follow our instruction guide provided with your DIY solar screen kits.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, we are just a call away. Our team at Affordable Screen Co. is ready to guide you through the process, ensuring your experience with our solar screen kits is seamless and satisfying.
    1. Can I install a solar screen kit myself, or do I need professional help?
    Yes, our solar screen kits are easy to install and come with a detailed instruction manual.
    2. Do DIY solar screen kits come in fully assembled form?
    No, DIY solar screen kits are designed to be assembled by the user. They typically include all the necessary components such as frame pieces, screen material, and installation tools.
    3. Are both sides of the solar screen similar? Which way should the solar screen be installed?
    No, both sides of the solar screen are not the same. The side with the spline (rubber tubing used to secure the screen to the frame) should face outward, away from the window.

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